Napping Fawn

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
– Anna Quindlen

Napping Fawn

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

This sweet little fawn is a reference by EllZee at WetCanvas.  It’s a quickie that I did in 15 minutes, while waiting for dinner to come out of the oven.  The spots are gouache.

I have three 24″ x 48″ gallery wrapped canvases sitting in my lobby right now.  They arrived from Jerry’s Artarama on Monday.  Wow!  They are Intimidating with a capital I! I received some 6″ x 12″ canvases on Tuesday and they didn’t scare me a bit!  😀

About Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen was only the third woman to become an Op-Ed writer for the New York Times. She was born in 1952 near Philadelphia. As a columnist, she blended the personal with the political, drawing parallels between the two. She left the Times to write fiction. Her novel, One True Thing, became a film starring Meryl Streep. She is the first writer with books on the fiction, nonfiction, and self-help New York Times bestseller lists. She lives with her husband and children in New York.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 16:57:13

    About the only thing I can do in 15 minutes is a continuous line study and fill it in some. In otherwords, a drawing. Cute fawn, Beth!
    Canvases that are 48″ do sound intimidating. Bigger brushes and you should be fine. Listen to me talk. I don’t even know where I’d set up while working on something that large. The basement, I guess.


    • Beth Parker
      Aug 26, 2010 @ 09:28:35

      Thanks, Leslie! I’ve been thinking about the place to paint the big painting. There’s barely enough room in my studio. I’d love to do it in the lobby at work because there’s more space to move around, but I can’t do that, because it’d be like a giant magnet, drawing me to it. I’d never get any sign work done. Besides that, the customers would catch me playing. So, the studio it is. I may have to move to the dining room when I’m on a roll. 😀


  2. Erin
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 11:45:22

    This is the sweetest painting 🙂 i love it


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